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Law Enforcement Seeks Public’s Help in Bennett County Hit and Run Fatality
PIERRE, S.D – South Dakota Law Enforcement Officials are seeking the public’s help in a fatal hit and run accident in rural Bennett County. On Tuesday, September 9, 2014 the Bennett County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 5:00 a.m.(MDT) that a subject was lying on the side of the road on Hwy 18, mm 173, approximately 20 miles east Martin, SD. The Bennett County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and found that Cody White Pipe appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. White Pipe later died from his injuries.

The Bennett County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation is requesting assistance in identifying the vehicle and person(s) involved in this fatal hit and run accident. It is believed that this accident occurred during the early morning hours of September 9, 2014.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact DCI Special Agent Shannon Riter at 605-394-2258 or calling the DCI Tip Line at 605-394-1884.